Brood & Barley plans to open in early 2020 at 411 Main Street in the heart of Argenta.
“Brood & Barley is a Flyway Brewing Project and is an extension of the Flyway brand. Specialty beer and food options will be offered. From the bar, patrons can expect beer brewed specifically for this new project with the ‘Brood & Barley Cellar’ located in the 1000-square-foot backroom of Flyway Brewing. This backroom beer project will produce new and exciting beer recipes that includes barrel aged beers. These new beers will be sold on draft at Brood & Barley only, with limited distribution. We have spent years perfecting a Pilsner recipe at Flyway. We are excited to be Arkansas official Home for the Slow Pour Pils. House and seasonal cocktails and a carefully chosen wine list will also be available,” says co-owner Jess McMullen.
Brood and Barley is a Flyway Brewing Taproom that will speak as Flyway’s Specialty Brand. Although B&B is an extension of the Flyway brand, there will not be any crossover of draft beer between the two Argenta locations. The place will have its own look and feel, and folks can expect the bar and kitchen to be open a little later than Flyway.
As for the menu?
“While the final food menu is still in the works, it will be populated with dishes that we love to eat. We have created original recipes, along with our interpretation of favorite dishes from gastropubs and craft beer bars across the country. The food menu will be different than what is offered at Flyway. Brood & Barley will be for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.” says McMullen.
For McMullen and his staff, the appeal of staying in Argenta for this new venture was strong.
“Argenta is home to Flyway. We have been a central part of the neighborhood for over three years. When the space became available, we saw an opportunity to expand our brand with a fun new project. Argenta is growing rapidly and the residents and small business owners in Argenta are committed to growth by bringing new businesses and housing to the neighborhood. We believe that Brood & Barley will give folks in North Little Rock a unique gastropub experience and give folks in Little Rock another reason to cross the river.?